Knowledge precedes action. Daniel tells us that in confronting forces of evil “the people who KNOW their God will display strength and take action.” (Daniel 11:32) This is precisely what is played out in the book of Daniel. When Daniel’s friends were asked to bow down and worship a false god, they refused to give in. Why? The answer is simple: they knew the true God. Knowing the true God gave them the courage they needed to go against the culture of their day. It allowed them to do what was right and leave the consequences with God. The fact that they really knew God drove them to courageous action.
My, what a boost it would be to the church today if it were revived in its knowledge of God! What courage it would bring in our fight to see the gospel flourish in every part of our society. How it would motivate us to take the gospel to the ends of the earth! What the church needs today is what it needs in every era, and that is to truly know God.
Something to think about from the “Kingdom Perspective”.
“By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.”